the ability to identify both the position and changes in position of sound sources based on solely acoustic information. For example, when sounds are presented through headphones, the acoustic image appears to originate within the head and lacks the three- dimensional quality of real sound sources. Also known as sound localization.
AUDITORY LOCALIZATION: "Auditory localization refers to the ability to detect the position of a sound source."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUDITORY LOCALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/auditory-localization/ (accessed March 23, 2023).